Tourism strategy and engagement


Tourism has potential to attract and grow our primary sectors. It can enhance quality of life by creating a sense of place, which would support major employers in the area with talent attraction. It can also support the retail community and cultivate economic diversification.   

The strategy will help us understand what Strathcona County and the business community can do to support the community and economy through tourism. 

Resident engagement opportunities

Public engagement will be available for businesses and residents during the study. Input will inform our understanding of the demand for tourism, and help us identify future opportunities for growth.  

Resident engagement 

Residents were invited to learn more and provide input at a pop-up event on November 14, and through an online survey.  

Results will be shared through a What We Heard report in early 2020.

Business stakeholder engagement

Business stakeholders will be engaged throughout the study. Stakeholders were invited to learn more and provide input through two stakeholder cafes on November 14, and through a survey. Results will be shared through a What We Heard Report. Stakeholders will be notified of future engagement opportunities.  

Estimated project timeline

Tourism project timeline - consultation starts October 2019, with final strategy drafted in the summer of 2020.

Frequently asked questions

More information:

Economic Development and Tourism
Phone: 780-464-8095

Temporary Address:
County Annex Building
160 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
T8A 5Z2

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Last updated: Thursday, November 21, 2019
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